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Items Tagged ‘Michael Ackerman’

July 28, 2020

Using stem cells to find causes and treatments to prevent sudden cardiac death

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mystified by the need for defibrillation to save a 10-year-old from drowning, Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., vowed to dig for answers. That pivotal case during a Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiology residency was the catalyst for Dr. Ackerman’s career in genetic sleuthing of inherited sudden cardiac death syndromes. With help from the Center for Regenerative Medicine […]

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Tags: Brugada syndrome, Center for Regenerative Medicine, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, induced pluripotent stem cells, Long QT Syndrome, Michael Ackerman, regenerative medicine, sudden cardiac death


May 5, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 5/5/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The race continues across biomedical research to find answers for people with COVID-19 as well as those hoping to avoid the virus. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers are playing a prominent role in all aspects, from developing tests and trying various treatments, to predicting outcomes and collaborating for a vaccine. Collected here are links and short extracts from news […]

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Tags: Amy Williams, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, Brittane Parker, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, COVID-19, Gianrico Farrugia, health disparities, infectious disease, Laura Breeher


April 23, 2020

Antimalarials, COVID-19, cardiac arrest

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Over the last few weeks, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have become household words. These antiparasitic drugs normally prescribed for malaria were introduced early in the rush to find potential treatments for COVID-19. As time goes on, the public discussion has centered on who should get these particular drugs and when. Meanwhile many doctors and medical researchers […]

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Tags: basic science, COVID-19, discovery research, Michael Ackerman


April 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/20/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Many of us have passed another week of “stay at home” but others are on the front lines of patient care and COVID-19 research. How does it spread? Why do some people contract more serious cases, or develop more antibodies? How many people have been exposed? These are just a few of the questions Mayo […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, basic science, biomedical research, cardiology, Colin West, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, immunity


April 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/13/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Another week, another set of stories. Very little hit the newstands in health care that wasn’t COVID-19. However, you may rest assured, research continues into a wide range of health conditions, rare diseases and ways to improve health and health care. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of the news stories published in […]

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Tags: Ala S. Dababneh, antibodies, blood test, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, Elitza Theel, epidemiology, Gregory Poland, ICU, immune system, Mayo Clinic Health System


April 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 4/6/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In the last week, as you might imagine, most of the news being covered by the media is about COVID-19. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of these stories discussing Mayo Clinic Research. We found a couple items covering other things we are working on, so included them first, for your awareness. Study: […]

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer screening, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, FDA, Gregory Poland, Henry Ting, immune system, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Michael Ackerman


February 4, 2020

Research News Roundup–January 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you’re interested in genetics, diabetes, transplant or robotics, January was a good month. The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to these and a tidy sum of other recent research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic. You also might find some other handy resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo medical […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diabetes, genetic testing, health care value, heart failure, hereditary diseases, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Ackerman, neurology, pharmacy, pulmonary and critical care medicine


December 26, 2019

Biomedical diversity grants propel Mayo students into research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

A brave new world of genetics and genomics Cherisse Marcou, Ph.D., participated in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program during her graduate school training. A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Dr. Marcou describes the program as a blessing to her. “Mayo has a large Ph.D. program in […]

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Tags: Brian Garcia, Cherisse Marcou, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Eduardo Davila, Esteban Celis, immunology, Jim Maher, Larry Karnitz, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Michael Ackerman, Richard McGee


May 4, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never knew they had. Many forms […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, heart disease, Iftikhar Kullo, John Guidicessi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Ackerman, precision medicine


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